Potential Anticancer Activities and Catalytic Oxidation Efficiency of Platinum(IV) Complex

Mohamed M. El-bendary, Tamer S. Saleh, Mansour M. Alomari, Ehab M. M. Ali, Bambar Davaasuren, Mariusz Jaremko, Bandar A. Babgi

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The treatment of an aqueous acetonitrile solution of chloroplatinic acid hydrate H2PtCl6.xH2O and pyridine-2-carbaldehyde-oxime (paOH) in the presence of potassium thiocyanate at room temperature (25°) led to the formation of a new Pt(IV) complex with the formula [Pt(SCN)2(paO)2], (1). Complex 1 was fully characterized by FT-IR, UV-vis and NMR spectroscopic techniques as well as elemental analysis. The crystallographic structure of complex 1 was obtained by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The structure of complex 1 consists of a distorted octahedral geometrical environment around the platinum center in which the coordination sites are occupied by two terminal thiocyanate ligands in trans arrangement and two bidentate paO ligands through four nitrogen atoms. In addition, the in vitro evaluation of the cytotoxicity of platinum complex 1 against four different cancer cell lines was performed. The IC50 values for colon (HCT116), liver (HepG2), breast (MCF-7) and erythroid (JK-1) treated with complex 1 are 19 ± 6, 21 ± 5, 22 ± 6, and 13 ± 3 μM, respectively. In HCT116 cells treated with the IC50 dose of our title compound, apoptosis and necrosis were increased by 34% and 27.8%, respectively. Cells halted in the proliferative phase (S phase) to 21.7 % and 29.8% in HCT116 and HepG2 cells treated with complex 1 have anti-proliferative actions. Furthermore, the catalytic activity of synthesized complex 1 was examined in the oxidation reaction of benzyl alcohols in the presence of an oxidant. Finally, the luminescence behavior of complex 1 was investigated.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4406
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 9 2022

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledgements: This project was funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia under grant no. (UJ-20-037-DR). The authors, therefore, acknowledge with thanks DSR technical and financial support.

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  • Organic Chemistry


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